Men who catch were flu were classed as having ‘man flu’, although this is a myth and men really do feel under par during illness. Recent research has shown that it is the girls who take more time off work due to sickness. The statistics determined that women took approximately three days leave due to sickness, while men were only off 2.8 days. Women are also prone to complain about sickness, while men are less likely to draw attention to their brief spell of sickness.
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